The Surfing Magazines – In session for Marc Riley – Recorded at Maida Vale studios – June 21, 2021 – BBC 6 Music –
The Surfing Magazines in session tonight. Recorded just a few hours ago for the Marc Riley program at BBC 6 Music from the legendary Maid Vale studios. Further evidence life, though hardly back to normal, is finally easing up a bit, allowing for bands to resume recording. Broadcasts to emanate from studios rather than DJ’s Bedrooms and plans to start formulating for tours and gigs and maybe, just maybe, festivals – perhaps not in 2021 but certainly in 2022 unless something unforeseen happens.
The Surfing Magazines are a new garage-rock group consisting of two thirds of The Wave Pictures and one half of Slow Club. They release their self-titled album on 1st September. That’s the word from Bandcamp – word from the band during the show is the release date has been pushed back to around November, owing to the Vinyl shortage that’s currently hitting the manufacturing sector. Seriously, when’s the last time you heard about a Vinyl shortage?
More background via Bandcamp to get you up to speed:
The Surfing Magazines are a new garage-rock group consisting of two thirds of The Wave Pictures and one half of Slow Club. Not content with their already ferocious work rate, with three album releases in 2016 alone and over twenty in total between them; members of The Wave Pictures and Slow Club’s 11-track debut as Surfing Magazines is an intriguing and exciting mishmash of musical styles – soundtrack surf, weird pop and Americana.
Speaking on ‘Lines and Shadows’, the first track revealed from the record, the band incorporate a quote from writer Dashiel Hammett whilst speaking on the track:
“The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two [Hammett]. This is definitely the type of song that puts two and two together and gets twenty-two.”
Pulling in influence from all of the great surf music of the 60s and the band’s musical inspirations of Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, the band are professedly ‘at war’ with today’s pretentious prog-indie-rock millionaires and bongo pop demigods. They intend to ‘rock out and blow your mind, and then mellow out and soothe your mind, then rock out again’.
Starting off your week with something brand new – check them out via their Bandcamp page.